Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Man vs. Morgantown food

While Morgantown restaurants offer just about any meal you can think of (for the most part), a few of them are fit for the hungriest of the hungry.

Food challenges. Eating Contests. How many hotdogs can you eat? Finish this 10 lb. burger in less than 20 minutes. Consumer this really spicy chili. You know, those contests that have been popular at fairs and festivals for ages and have transcended popular culture with the TV show Man Vs. Food. Morgantown has a handful that I've listed below. Please let me know of others so I can add them to the list!

Morgan's High St. Diner

Morgan’s High Street Diner: Morgan’s Challenge - 15 scoops of chocolate, vanilla or strawberry ice cream topped with chocolate, caramel and strawberry syrup, whipped cream, fruits and cherries. For $16.50. You finish in 15 minutes, you get to keep the bowl, and it’s free.

Peppebroni’s: Coliseum Calzone Challenge - An 18" diameter calzone stuffed with meats, cheese and vegetables that comes in at a whopping 10 lbs. You and a friend must finish in 90 minutes to less to get the meal for free, t-shirts and a picture on the Wall of Fame. Otherwise, pay up $60. Two individuals and their families made the two-hour trip from Maryland just to try it. They swallowed the last bite as the clock expired, rendering them the first and only people to complete the challenge.

Schmitt's Saloon

Schmitt’s Saloon: Wing Challenge - Three (really really hot) wings and sit on the barstool, without standing up, eating or drinking anything for five minutes. If you complete it, you get an autographed picture and a place on the Schmitt Wall of Flame. More here.

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Tanners Tavern: for $30 - must eat all of 24 wings (8 each of 3 flavors: a hot one, a regular, and a dry rub), order of bacon cheese fries, order of BBQ pulled pork potato skins (6), pitcher of beer and have to finish w/ a shot of Fireball, all in 45 minutes or less, and no puking for 15 minutes after. Win a Tanners Tavern T-shirt, don't pay &a a pic on wall of fame. If you lose, your pic on the wall of shame - usually looking pretty miserable.

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Chico's Fat: A giant burrito filled with rice, beans, veggies and choice of meat, covered in sauces and toppings, weighs in at 6.5 lbs. It must be eaten in 59 minutes or less.
Ali Baba Restaurant: The Ali Baba & The 40 Thieves Sandwich Challenge contains one giant sandwich with several Greek meats and sauces loaded with lettuce and vegetables. The 4 lb. sandwich must be finished in one sitting.

What other challenges are available in town?